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Talks, Events & Activities

Welcome to our exciting programme of talks, events, and activities, designed to provide opportunities for you to learn about and enjoy North East nature.

Connection with the natural world has never been more important. This winter, we’ll do our best to bring you a range of new and exciting online talks and events you can enjoy from the comfort of home. Keep an eye on this page for exciting announcements over the weeks and months ahead.

Since 1829, NHSN’s natural history talks have shared the latest news and research with naturalists and nature lovers across the North East. From Coquet Island to cuckoos,  beavers to bees, our natural history talks cover a range of topics and are designed to inspire wonder in the natural world. We hope you find something to inspire you this winter.

Most events, including our natural history talks, are open to everyone although some events are for NHSN members only. Everyone is welcome to join the NHSN.

If you are not an NHSN member, some events may ask for a donation or charge a fee. Please check event descriptions for cost and participation details.

Due to the ongoing spread of coronavirus, we have paused our outdoor programme until the situation improves.

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Welcome back: An evening of online talks from RSPB Coquet Island

Welcome back: An evening of online talks from RSPB Coquet Island

Friday, 2 October 2020
RSPB Coquet Island: The Story of Recovery Online talk with Paul Morrison and David Kitchin-Smith ...
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Eurasian Beaver ecology, status and potential in Britain - a whistle-stop tour

Eurasian Beaver ecology, status and potential in Britain – a whistle-stop tour

Friday, 9 October 2020
Eurasian Beaver ecology, status and potential in Britain - a whistle-stop tour Online talk with ...
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1829 Talk: Coordination Polymers of Gold Thiolates

1829 Talk: Coordination Polymers of Gold Thiolates

Friday, 9 October 2020
Coordination Polymers of Gold Thiolates Online talk with Liam McGarry, Newcastle University In his current ...
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Dots on the map: why should we record wildlife?

Dots on the map: why should we record wildlife?

Friday, 16 October 2020
Dots on the map: why should we record wildlife? Online talk with Ryan Clark How ...
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1829 Talk: Balancing Wildlife Conservation and the Community

1829 Talk: Balancing Wildlife Conservation and the Community

Friday, 23 October 2020
Balancing Wildlife Conservation and the Community with Ellie Coleman As an early career conservationist, my ...
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Using molecular and crowd‐sourcing methods to assess the diet of Cuckoos on their breeding sites

Using molecular and crowd‐sourcing methods to assess the diet of Cuckoos on their breeding sites

Friday, 23 October 2020
Using molecular and crowd‐sourcing methods to assess the diet of Cuckoos on their breeding sites ...
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1829 Talk: Impacts of woodland planting and succession on soil microbes and their functioning

1829 Talk: Impacts of woodland planting and succession on soil microbes and their functioning

Friday, 30 October 2020
Impacts of woodland planting and succession on soil microbes and their functioning Online talk with ...
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The Natural History of Weardale

The Natural History of Weardale

Friday, 30 October 2020
Join Steve Gater for an account of the richness of Weardale, from social history to ...
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1829 Talk: Bucking the trend - why are some British moths on the rise?

1829 Talk: Bucking the trend – why are some British moths on the rise?

Friday, 6 November 2020
Bucking the trend: why are some British moths on the rise? Online talk with ...
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